West Indies 202/4, trail by 109


WI vs ENG Day 2 Highlights: West Indies 202/4 – Chasing a total of 311 set by England in the first innings, West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell were off to a steady start. Follow Insidesport.IN for all West Indies vs England LIVE Updates. 

Craig Overton dismissed Campbell as the West Indies man was caught on the leg-side. Six overs later, skipper Kraigg Brathwaite perished after bringing up his half-century, as West Indies crossed the 100-run mark. Later on, Jermaine Blackwood and Shamarh Brooks were dismissed but Braithwaite’s fifty and Jason Holder’s knock helped West Indies score 202/4 as they trail by 109 runs.

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WI vs ENG Day 2 Highlights: Braithwaite fifty, Holder knock help West Indies post 202/4, still trail by 109 runs

Day 2, 2nd Session:-

A fine effort through a truncated session from Nkrumah Bonner and Jason Holder, their unbroken 75-run partnership swinging the Test back towards an even keel after West Indies had threatened to fritter away their good start. The pitch wasn’t offering much to either side, but while England did get the ball reversing for a period, they were unable to add to the four poles plucked out during the afternoon. After two days of fluctuating fortunes, this is shaping up to be a decent contest

Beaten on the inside, slamming into the thigh pad before being caught at gully. There’s a concerted appeal from England, Joel Wilson shakes his head… but Root quickly reviews, England convinced there was some bat on this. If so, it’s a tiny scrape, invisible to the naked eye. But UltraEdge agrees and West Indies lose their fourth wicket.

WI vs ENG Day 2 Highlights: Braithwaite fifty, Holder knock help West Indies post 202/4, still trail by 109 runs
WI vs ENG Day 2 Highlights: Braithwaite fifty, Holder knock help West Indies post 202/4, still trail by 109 runs

Kraigg Brathwaite perishes after a solid fifty. The West Indies skipper plays an easily avoidable shot as he tries playing a wide delivery over the fielders but instead gives an easy catch to Overton.

Banged in short, down the leg side, Campbell swipes into another pull, and gloves it down the leg-side. Overton bends his back a touch more on that ball, and West Indies’ flying start comes to an end.

And we are back after lunch as Jack Leach continues with the new ball. Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell looks well settled and are eyeing a big innings.

West Indies 1st Innings:-

BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Kraigg Brathwaite (c) c Overton b Wood 55 70 108 7 1 78.57
John Campbell c †Foakes b Overton 35 63 80 6 0 55.55
Shamarh Brooks c Root b Stokes 18 38 45 4 0 47.36
Nkrumah Bonner not out 34 103 3 0 33.00
Jermaine Blackwood c Overton b Woakes 11 24 32 2 0 45.83
Jason Holder not out 43 104 6 1 41.34
TOTAL (66.5 Ov, RR: 3.02) 202/4

Yet to bat: Joshua Da Silva †, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Veerasammy Permaul, Jayden Seales

Fall of wickets: 1-83 (John Campbell, 19.3 ov), 2-101 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 25.6 ov), 3-111 (Shamarh Brooks, 28.6 ov), 4-127 (Jermaine Blackwood, 35.1 ov)

BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Chris Woakes 12 2 54 1 4.50 0 1
Craig Overton 16 3 58 1 3.62 1 0
Mark Wood 12 3 24 1 2.00 1 0
Jack Leach 15.5 9 29 0 1.83 0 0
Ben Stokes 9 0 20 1 2.22 0 0
Joe Root 2 0 14 0 7.00 0 0

West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell have a comfortable start as West Indies chase England’s 311 1st innings score.

We head into lunch with West Indies at 44/0.

England 1st Innings 311/10 

BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Alex Lees lbw b Roach 4 9 14 1 0 44.44
Zak Crawley c †Da Silva b Seales 8 11 21 2 0 72.72
Joe Root (c)  b Roach 13 14 30 3 0 92.85
Dan Lawrence c Blackwood b Holder 20 38 59 3 0 52.63
Ben Stokes  b Seales 36 95 151 4 0 37.89
Jonny Bairstow c Holder b Joseph 140 259 21 0 54.05
Ben Foakes † lbw b Holder 42 87 122 8 0 48.27
Chris Woakes c †Da Silva b Seales 28 72 3 0 38.88
Craig Overton c Bonner b Seales 0 2 0 0 0.00
Mark Wood c Permaul b Joseph 1 19 0 0 5.26
Jack Leach not out 4 2 1 0 200.00
TOTAL (100.3 Ov, RR: 3.09) 311

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Alex Lees, 2.3 ov), 2-17 (Zak Crawley, 3.5 ov), 3-27 (Joe Root, 8.2 ov), 4-48 (Dan Lawrence, 15.4 ov), 5-115 (Ben Stokes, 39.6 ov), 6-214 (Ben Foakes, 69.2 ov), 7-285 (Chris Woakes, 92.4 ov), 8-285 (Craig Overton, 92.6 ov), 9-305 (Mark Wood, 98.4 ov), 10-311 (Jonny Bairstow, 100.3 ov)

BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Kemar Roach 21 3 86 2 4.09 0 5
Jayden Seales 22 6 79 4 3.59 0 0
Jason Holder 21 11 24 2 1.14 0 0
Alzarri Joseph 20.3 2 70 2 3.41 0 0
Veerasammy Permaul 13 4 35 0 2.69 0 0
Kraigg Brathwaite 3 1 7 0 2.33 0 0

 

Day 2, Session 1

OUT!! And the big man falls. Jonny Bairstow departs at 140 and with that comes the end of the England innings.

OUT!! Alzarri Josephy picks up Mark Wood. West Indies need just 1 wicket to end the innings.

OUT!! Yet another wicket. Craig Overton departs without troubling the scoreboard.

OUT!! Chris Woakes departs after scoring 28.

Jonny Bairstow confidently approaches his 150.

Play temporarily stopped as a strong gust of wind from the seas brings out the covers.

Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes make a comfortable start for England.

WI vs ENG Day 2 Highlights: Braithwaite fifty, Holder knock help West Indies post 202/4, still trail by 109 runs

England’s heralded ‘reset’ in Test cricket got off to an inauspicious start as debutant Alex Lees fell in just the third over, pinned in-front by Kemar Roach for four runs with an LBW decision that a review didn’t overturn.

And Zak Crawley followed his opening partner back to the hutch in the very next over when he was brilliantly snaffled by Joshua Da Silva off Jayden Seales for eight. The decision to move the England captain up to number three was one of the significant changes following the Ashes defeat earlier in the year.

But Root’s first outing back at first drop was short-lived, as he was set up by a beautiful bit of bowling from Roach, following up an out-swinger with a peach of an in-dipper that clipped the top of off-stump while the batter shouldered arms.

WI vs ENG Day 2 Highlights: Braithwaite fifty, Holder knock help West Indies post 202/4, still trail by 109 runs

And when Dan Lawrence fell for a sparky 20 off the bowling of Jason Holder, England looked in danger of being bundled out extremely cheaply, with the score at 48/4 after 15.4 overs. Stokes’ 95-ball stay at the crease came to a dramatic end when he was castled by Seales for 36.

The rate of scoring increased at the start of the final session of the day, with Foakes and Bairstow playing some classy shots to help England beyond 200 and towards a competitive first-innings total. But Foakes was denied a half-century on his return to Test cricket when he was trapped LBW by Holder for an excellent 42, part of a 99-run partnership with Bairstow.

The loss of the last final frontline batter didn’t see a change in approach from Bairstow, who just kept on moving through the gears as Chris Woakes soaked up the deliveries at the other end. And the celebrations were big when Bairstow eventually reached his eighth century in Test cricket with a sweep to the backward-square boundary off Kraigg Brathwaite.

The Yorkshireman’s ton came off the 190th delivery he faced on the day, and means he has scored hundreds in consecutive Tests – following his 113 in Sydney. With England’s attack missing the unselected James Anderson and Stuart Broad and without an injured Ollie Robinson, the West Indies will hope to restrict Bairstow, Woakes and company before responding in kind with the bat on day two.

WI vs ENG Day 2 Highlights: Braithwaite fifty, Holder knock help West Indies post 202/4, still trail by 109 runs

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